I have been using Constant Guard Protection Suite for approximately 6 months. Occasionally I notice when shutting my computer down that the IDVault.exe application is preventing my computer from shutting down but it usually resolves itself without having to use the "Force Shutdown" option.
This morning when attempting to use Constant Guard it would not load past the verification of the master pin number. It would remain on that screen for approximately 5 minutes and then come back with an error message saying it had encountered an unexpected error and if it persists, to go to the Support section.
I downloaded the diagnostic tool found in the support section and it determined that the computer was not making contact with the authentication and security services. This problem was not occurring on Friday when I used the application several times. Nothing has changed through my firewall, which is the Norton suite provided by your company.
Is there a none issue with Constant Guard today? All other programs and sites that contact the internet are working fine without a problem and my Internet connection is active and allowing access. This problem just starting occurring this morning. I did not attempt to access the service yesterday.
Any assistance you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I even uninstalled and reinstalled and have the same problem. If this problem does persist, I will be forced to discontinue usage.
I am trying to install the Norton Suite and am hung up at the "Configuring Constant Guard" Protection Suite" Screen. It cranks for a bit then boots me back to the "...create a Mater Pin screen" and then it announces the "service is unavailable. please try again later" . Is this a common occurance?
It sounds as if there is an issue with the servers on the CGPS end. I'll notify a CGPS admin (they probably already know) and ask them to post here.
All I can suggest is to wait for their response.
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As you may have discovered - your accounts should be working fine now.
We had a failure in the PIN validation service, which caused PIN Validation, Communications, and Unknown errors for all CGPS customers. The service validation issue was fixed at 1:30pm EST/10:30am PST on Sunday, 8/26/2012. Constant monitoring has shown no additional issues with any of CGPS services.
I was running my system yesterday with no problems at all. I turned my system completely off last night so that the battery could rest and cool down. Today I booted and it gave me the "Constant Guard encountered an unknown error and must shut down". When I clicked the "dont send" it proceeded to continue to attempt to start up - causing the error to reoccurr over and over again. I removed it from the start-up menu in SysConfig so that I could, at least, open my Mozilla Web Browser (as it would not open as long as I was getting the error from CG). I uninstalled the original CG and reinstalled from the website. Errors still occurred. Any suggestions?
If it's an "unknown" error, did it have an error code, and can you tell me when you got the error? Did it happen when our icon (the CG) icon was appearing, and is Mozilla Firefox set as your start-up? One thing to note - if you did the reinstall, when you deleted the CGPS software, did you remove the security certificate? If you chose to "Save" your secure password file, then you didn't remove it, and if the issue is corruption of the security certificate - then that is the issue. Also, with the release of firefox 15, Mozilla has changed their browser start-up procedure. This should not be an issue, IF you have the browser installed and set as the default when you install CGPS. So - my recommendation is to run the CGPS cleaner and restart before you reinstall -
1. Go to Administrative Tools control panel to Services, and look for the CGPS service. If you see it, click to highlight it, and click to STOP the service. When it has stopped,
Click to RUN the cleaner. It will note "completed," when it has.
3. RESTART the computer.
4. Make sure your browser is running correctly without the CGPS installed. If it isn't - then you have a browser issue.
5. Go to www.comcast.net/security and click to Get It NOw, and then to Install/Download the software. During the installation watch for any prompts from a firewall or anti-virus software and if you see one, click to ALLOW the installation. The CGPS application is actually make up of 6 different services, and one of them being blocked could generate an error.
In order to assist you we will need additional information with regards to your CGPS software application not working correctly. What is your computer's operating system? What is your computer's default web browser? Are you getting an error message? If so, what is the error message? What action are you taking that is generating the error?
When you ran the CGPS Cleaner Tool did you restart your computer before reinstalling the software from the Comcast download page? If you do not restart your computer before reinstalling then the previous installation will corrupt the new installation.
Please follow these instructions to UN-install Constant Guard: